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Joel F. Citron is the Founding Partner of Citron & Citron, leading the firm for over 30 years. As a seasoned litigator with over 50 years of experience as an advocate for clients, he has handled cases in virtually every area of the firm’s practice, including, but not limited to, business litigation, professional liability, construction, environmental coverage, elder care, foster care and insurance defense. He has tried over 100 jury trials and resolved over 1,000 cases through negotiated resolutions. He has developed life-long relationships with clients who continue to seek his advice and legal assistance.

Joel is well known and respected in the community as a “true gentleman”. He excels at pretrial work-up of cases, including reporting to clients, assisting with witness preparation, strategizing, honing written legal arguments, and negotiating resolutions of cases at mediations, arbitrations and Mandatory Settlement Conferences. He has been a valued mentor to many attorneys in Southern California.


  • Oxford University, Oxford, England (1959)
  • Pomona College, B.A. (1961)
  • University of California at Los Angeles, L.L.B. (1964)


  • California State Bar (1965)
  • United States District Court for the Central, Southern and Northern Districts of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Representative Professional Recognitions/Affiliations/Activities:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”) Member for Over 20 Years
  • Instructor at the ABOTA Trial School
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® (Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, given only to lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability. Approximately only 10 percent of all attorneys hold an AV Preeminent rating.)
  • American Arbitration Association – National Panel of Arbitrators/Attorney Advisor
  • Settlement officer for the Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Member of CLM, DRI, ASCDC and other professional organizations

Published Opinions:

  • Kerr v. Bock. (1971) 5 Cal.3rd 321
  • Borders v. Great Falls Yosemite Ins. Co. (1977) 72 Cal.App.3d 86
  • Mattingly v. Anthony Industries (1980) 109 Cal.App.3d 506
  • Heninger v. Foremost (1985) 175 Cal.App.3d 830
  • Trujillo v. Yosemite-Great Falls Insurance Co. (1984) 153-Cal.App.3rd 26
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